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big integer library
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commit c3ab337dd90f303227a55f4ec935d4cbbc8518c6
parent aa24c082343e22c743a64919da6e0d5d04e161af
Author: Mattias Andrée <maandree@kth.se>
Date:   Thu,  2 Jun 2016 13:28:15 +0200

Manual: extended gcd calculates two values for free, which most implementations ignore

Signed-off-by: Mattias Andrée <maandree@kth.se>

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diff --git a/doc/not-implemented.tex b/doc/not-implemented.tex @@ -65,6 +65,17 @@ extgcd(z_t bézout_coeff_1, z_t bézout_coeff_2, z_t gcd \} \end{alltt} +Perhaps you are asking yourself ``wait a minute, +doesn't the extended Euclidean algorithm only +have three outputs if you include the greatest +common divisor, what is this shenanigans?'' +No\footnote{Well, technically yes, but it calculates +two values for free in the same ways as division +calculates the remainder for free.}, it has five +outputs, most implementations just ignore two of +them. If this confuses you, or you want to know +more about this, I refer you to Wikipeida. + \newpage \section{Least common multiple}